HiveOS Network Operating System

All Aerohive devices support the feature-rich HiveOS Cooperative Control architecture. HiveOS enables Aerohive devices to organize into groups, or “hives,” which allows functionality like fast roaming, user-based access control and fully stateful firewall policies, as well as additional security and RF networking features - all without the need for a centralized or dedicated controller. HiveOS has two primary feature sets - Wi-Fi Features and Routing Features

HiveOS Wi-Fi Features

HiveOS Wi-Fi features provide a host of leading wireless network features, including SLA compliance, airtime management and built-in spectrum analysis, all without a controller.

HiveOS Routing Features

HiveOS Routing features enables Aerohive branch routers to deliver all the remote office network functionality that teleworkers and branch offices need in a zero-touch deployment model, including full Layer 3 IPSec VPN tunnels, 802.11n functionality, patent-pending Cloud Proxy security services and granular Network Flow-based firewall capabilities.

HiveOS Switching Features

HiveOS Switching delivers enterprise-class switching functionality combined with identity-based routing, security features like 802.1X, and contextual policy enforcement.

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Wi-Fi Features

Cooperative Control

  • All network operations supported without a controller
  • Lower cost, higher performance
  • Radio Resource Management for automatic channel selection and power control
  • Auto-discovery and configuration of Aerohive Access Points
  • Fast and secure L2 and L3 roaming
  • Foundation for resilient and highly available WLAN services

Full capabilities on every Access Point

HiveOS includes enterprise-class features, delivered without licensing cost and hassle, on every access point:

  • Secure fast roaming (L2 and L3)
  • Radio resource management
  • Band steering and load balancing for high-density network deployments
  • Stateful firewall with application layer gateways (ALGs)
  • Web server for guest access – Captive Web Portal
  • Flexible interaction with user databases: RADIUS server, RADIUS Caching, native directory integration, and SIP2 databases for libraries
  • Full QoS
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • WIPS
  • Rogue detection and mitigation

Client Health Score

  • At-a-glance display of the quality of client connections
  • Includes easy-to-understand icons that enable a quick view of radio, IP network, and application status

Service Level Assurance

  • Performance Sentinel built into every AP enables real-time tracking of performance per user, or per application
  • System can be enabled to automatically take action to boost performance of mission-critical applications

Dynamic Airtime Scheduling

  • Improves performance in mixed networks by providing preferential access to the fastest client devices
  • Gets fastest clients off the air quickly, to enable superior performance in a mixed a/b/g/n client environment

Private PSK

  • Generates easy-to-deploy, one-time security keys for guest or intermittent use